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Folk U: The Secret behind Tribal Societies

2/5/21 Folk U 101 Show: The Secret Behind Tribal Secret Societies

Secret societies were relatively common in the tribal world that Europeans encountered and documented, including the Northwest Coast.  They embodied some of the most awe-inspiring events in the cultures of traditional societies with mystifying public displays of magic and occult powers. as well as profane powers.  Masked spirits appeared and demonstrated their powers as well.  The feasts held for initiates were the most important and lavish events for many families.   

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Archaeology 102: the BC edition

Achaeology 102: the BC edition of the Science of Once and Future Things.

It’s fascinating to think about how human civilization evolved. In Archaeology 102: The Science of Once and Future Things BC edition professor and neighbour Dr. Brian Hayden, archaeologist, takes us through thousands of years of human history and what it can tell us about the peoples of BC. 

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Archaeology – the science of once and future things

Folk U Radio: 101 Series. Archaeology: the science of once and future things and I am joined in the studio by our neighbour Dr. Brian Hayden, archeologist extraordinatire. Brian got his doctoral degree from the University of Toronto and taught  archaeology at Simon Fraser University for 40 years and is now a Research Associate at the University of British Columbia, fellow of the Royal Society of Canada: and, of course, a professor here at the esteemed Folk University.  His archeological and ethnoarchaeological research has taken him to Australia, Southeast Asia, France, Guatemala, Mexico, Ontario, and here to British Columbia. 

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